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Autism in the News – 08.20.10

Children in Brockton neighborhood sell lemonade for autism, breast cancer (Brockton, Mass.)
Madeline Marchand and Claire Noonan had the perfect plan for a summertime business venture: affordable prices, catchy advertising and a classic product – lemonade. Read more.

“We feel we can’t move on”. Family’s anguish over missing Piers (UK)
The desperate family of missing St Leonards man Piers Hopson have spoken of their “complete nightmare” over his sudden disappearance. Read more.

Special Needs Facility Nearly A Done Deal (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
Trevor Larson, 27, who has Down’s syndrome, is all but packed, including his Chinese box turtle Rafael, and ready to move into independence. Read more.

Picnic at Union Vale unites special-needs families (Union Vale, N.J.)
Parents and families of special-needs children and adults gathered at Tymor Park on Thursday to spend time together, network and have fun. Read more.

Special education program for autistic children moving to New Hartford Elementary School (New Hartford, Conn.)
A program for children with autism is moving to New Hartford Elementary School. Superintendent Philip O’Reilly said that school officials have been talking to Winsted Shared Services Director Paula Morabito about having a special education program for children with autism in New Hartford Elementary School for three years so it should come as no surprise that the school district has started a program. Read more.

  1. Wendy Middlemass
    September 1, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I read the article about the new autism program that was started in New Hartford. Unfortunately this article is filled with lies. New Hartford was promising wonderful services to the two families remaining from the Shared Services Bridges 1 program that was asked to leave suddenly, but instead the town hired people who are unable to deliver the services needed. The Superintendent and Administrator both told the people what they wanted to hear, and now those families are left fighting to get back half of what they lost when the Bridges program left. Of course New Hartford left other students with no services either, and at the time a program without a home, that since has relocated to Winchester. What was a great deal for everybody was ended because the New Hartford Superintendent wants to own his own autism program just like he claims to own the town of New Hartford. What cost the New Hartford taxpayers just $34,000 is now costing them in excess of $90,000! Good move New Hartford!

  1. August 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm

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